“Dammit, Dammit, Dammit!” That’s the sound coming from attendees of the Republican National Convention 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Indeed, there’s frustration due to delays caused by Hurricane Isaac plus anticipation of the November election, but delegates and VIPs of the convention are finding one unique stress busting solution in their gift bags…
Dammit Dolls by Los Angeles based, entrepreneur and founder, Drew Levich –
I discovered Dammit Dolls walking the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF). Always keeping an eye out for a new spin on classic items as well as unique trends, I was drawn to a fairly minimal booth with white walls featuring vertical rows of what I initially suspected were colorful and pattern inspired voodoo dolls. Wow! A contemporary twist on ‘sticking it’ to that idea-stealing co-worker! Or a way to prick the heart of a cheating ex-lover? Well, kinda sorta…
Levich introduced me to his Dammit Dolls. No voodoo magic here. Just a simple and harmless way to get your frustrations out. As the stitched label on the front of the doll commands; grab the stuffed doll firmly by the legs, find a place to slam it and whack it saying “Dammit, Dammit, Dammit!”
VIDEO: Watch Dammit Dolls founder, Drew Levich discuss success despite the challenges of starting a business during these tough economic times and how his dolls made their way to the Republican National Convention.
Dammit Dolls launched eighteen months ago. According to Levich, trade shows like the NYIGF have been very good for business and he’s appreciative of the positive response from both retailers and customers. Variety is king (and fun) as every production cycle of Dammit Dolls — about once a month — features new hair colors and fabrics.
DISCOVER: Dammit Dolls